5 Louisiana-Monroe players Kentucky fans should know
The Kentucky Wildcats (4-1) will host Louisiana-Monroe (3-2) Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium. The Wildcats look to extend a two-game winning streak and surpass their combined overall record from the past two seasons. Here’s a look inside the numbers.
1. QB Pete Thomas- Pete Thomas leads the Louisiana-Monroe offense as its starting quarterback. Thomas has 1,159 yards and five touchdowns on 112-of-197 passing. Thomas has several targets that have seen productive outputs, but struggled against LSU in his only SEC matchup this season.
2. RB Centarius Donald- Centarius Donald leads the Warhawks with 350 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 82 carries. Donald also has 56 yards on 10 carries. He will face a Kentucky defense that allowed 282 yards and four touchdowns against South Carolina.
3. WR Ajalen Holley- Ajalen Holley leads Louisiana-Monroe in receiving yards (377) and touchdowns (4). Ajalen has 18 catches this season and is averaging 75.4 yards per game. He will face a talented Kentucky secondary that ranks No. 13 in pass efficiency defense.
4. WR Kenzee Jackson- Kenzee Jackson enters with 320 yards and a touchdown. He has 24 catches for the season and is averaging 64 yards per game. Like Holley, Jackson will need to have a strong performance facing a top-tier pass defense.
5. DB Mitch Lane- Mitch Lane leads Louisiana-Monroe with 40 tackles. He also leads the Warhawks with three interceptions and four pass deflections. Lane will have a tough matchup facing a talented Kentucky offense.